Trip Duration
19 Days
Start/End Point
Kathmandu/Kathmandu
Maximum Altitude
6,189 meters
Trip Difficulty
Moderate to Hard
Activity
Trekking and Climbing
Best Season
March -May - Sep- Nov
Per Person US$ 2800

US$ 2640

Per Person US$ 2800

US$ 2640

Overview of Island Peak Climbing with Everest Base Camp Trek

Island Peak Climbing with Everest Base Camp Trek is a prime attraction for many trekkers who want to gain incredible experience in the Himalayas of Nepal. Island Peak Expedition is our special trip that is physically challenging. However, it rewards you with a fantastic sense of achievement for a lifetime.

The trip takes you not only toward the renowned Everest Base Camp but also to Island Peak in one single trip. Everest Base Camp Trek with Island Peak Climbing is designed for those adventure seekers who wish and commit to both the trekking and climbing experience at once.

Island Peak Climbing with EBC may provide a real taste of the Himalayas including Mt. Everest, Makalu, Nuptse, Lhoste, Amadablam, and mighty peaks right in front of our eyes.

According to the Himalayan standards, there are about 1,326 climbing peaks in Nepal above 5,500 meters. Island Peak (6,189 m/ 20,305 ft.) is the most popular peak climbing in the Everest region with a remarkable and highly glaciated west face that rises from the Lhoste glacier.

Island Peak also known as Imja Tse lies between the Amadablam and Lhoste peaks as well top of the Chhukung glacier. This Island Peak Climbing with Everest Base Camp Trek in Nepal doesn’t require previous climbing experience. However, you must be active, physically fit, and fine as well as mentally well prepared thinking “I can do it” to minimize Island Peak difficulty.

If you have some knowledge and ideas on Island Peak Climbing equipment, gears, safety knowledge, climates, and weather before starting this adventure will be far better. Island peak Climbing via EBC is a challenging adventure with fewer difficulties. The best time to climb Island Peak is March-May and September-November.

Highlights of Island Peak Climbing with Everest Base Camp Trek

  • Combined trip of Island Peak Climbing with Everest Base Camp trek
  • Spectacular sunrise and sunset view of the world’s highest mountains from Kalapatthar
  • 360-degree panoramic views of mountains from the summit point of the Island peak
  • Tengboche Monastery – the oldest and largest Buddhist monastery in Everest region
  • Beautiful Sherpa settlements with their primitive lifestyle, culture, and traditions
  • Challenging trek rewarding with a fantastic sense of achievements of a lifetime

Island Peak Climbing with Everest Base Camp Trek Itinerary

For the very first day, we happily welcome you to Nepal. At Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport on fresh arrival, you will be warmly received and greeted by a Life Himalaya Trekking representative and then with transfer to your hotels in Kathmandu. After checking in your hotel rooms and getting refreshed and rest of the day you may have a short excursion over the main places of Kathmandu. In the evening, you will be introduced to your trek guide and try Nepali cuisine at a welcome dinner hosted by Life Himalaya Trekking. Overnight stay at star rated Hotel in Kathmandu.

Car 15min
Accommodation 3*Hotel
Altitude 1,360 m/4,461 ft.)

A free day in Kathmandu after your long flight from your home countries, after having breakfast at the given time our City guide will pick you up for a sightseeing tour around Kathmandu which is enlisted in World Heritage Sites UNESCO including Pashupatinath Temple, Buddhanath Sputa, Swyambhunath Stupa, and Kathmandu Durbar square. In the evening, you will get a briefing and orientation program where our trekking as well climbing guide with brief information regarding the trip and make trip preparation. Overnight stay at star rated Hotel in Kathmandu.

Accommodation 3*Hotel
Meals B
Altitude 1,360 m/4,461 ft.)

Note: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

Today we will start our day with an early morning flight to Lukla after breakfast at Hotel. The 35 minutes scenic flight takes us to Tenzing-Hillary Airport at Lukla, the doorway of the Everest region. Here at Lukla, we will introduce you to our Porters and crew members. After a short meeting and introduction with the porters, we start our trekking journey through the beautifully paved footpath passing typical Sherpa villages, and green valleys along with the Dudh Koshi River until we reach Phakding. Overnight at a tea house in Phakding.

Flight 35min/3-4hrs Walking
Meals B L D
Altitude 2,640 m/8,661 ft.) 

Note: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

After breakfast, our trek begins with a gentle walk to Benker and Monjo, beautiful settlements of the Sherpa people along with the Dudh Koshi River. Crossing the suspension bridge, the trek continues to ascend the entrance to Sagarmatha National Park, exploring the first sights of the Mt. Thamasekru and Everest panoramas. We trek uphill and are able to see Mt. Everest and Lhoste for the first time before reaching Namche Bazaar. Namche Bazaar is a pretty big town and is considered the gateway of Khumbu or Everest region; built on a steep mountain bowl with excellent views of the Himalayas with every facility like restaurants, banks, shops, etc. Overnight at a tea house in Namche Bazaar.

Walking 5-6 hrs
Accommodation Lodge
Meals B L D
Altitude 3,440 m/11,286 ft.)

Note: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

We stay in Namche Bazaar for two nights, to ensure proper altitude acclimatization. The day is reserved for the acclimatization process which you will spend a full day higher altitude environment. After lunch, we will short hike towards the Everest view hotel from where you can see the close-up views of Mt. Ama Dablam (6,812 m) and a panoramic view of the world’s highest mountains including Mt. Everest.

We also have a chance to explore the tradition and culture of the Sherpa people. Today is one more option for you; if you want to hike for a little longer you may hike to Khumjung village (5-6 hours) or you can also visit the Edmund Hillary School and Khumjung Monastery. Then we back to Namche again, and enjoy the beautiful town as well as take some rest and prepare for the next day. Overnight stay at the tea house at Namche Bazaar.

Walking 3-4hrs
Accommodation Lodge
Meals B L D
Altitude 3,880 m/12,726 ft.)

Note: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

The day begins after breakfast with a short hike to Kenjoma from where the trail to Gokyo Lake and Everest Base Camp separates. The trail goes steeply up through Dudh Koshi River and beautiful forests land with impressive views of snow-capped mountains like Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, and Kwangde peak with numerous mind-blowing villages towards Tengboche. Tengboche is another magnificent village in the Khumbu region with a charming spot of close views of the world’s most beautiful peak Ama Dablam. After reaching Tengboche, you will visit the renowned biggest Buddhist Tengboche monasteries with the daily praying of Buddhist monks in the region. Overnight stay at a tea house in Tengboche.

Walking 5-6hrs
Accommodation Lodge
Meals B L D
Altitude 3,870 m/12,696 ft.)

Note: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

Today our day begins with visiting the Buddhist monasteries in the morning before breakfast. Our day begins with a short hike passing through lush green Rhododendron forests to reach the village of Pangboche. Pangboche is a traditional Sherpa village and is also popular as the home of many Everest climbers. Then walking for a while, we will reach Orsho and from here the trail to Pheriche and Dingboche separates. After a few hours of hike, we will reach Pheriche, a beautiful village located on a riverside. Pheriche is a small village that is a popular stop for trekkers and climbers where we spend our nights there. Overnight at a tea house in Pheriche.

Walking 5-6hrs
Accommodation Lodge
Meals B L D
Altitude 4,280 m/14,041 ft.

Note: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

Today we stop here to ensure proper altitude acclimatization. Staying active is very compulsory as well important on a high altitude trek. Climbing high and sleeping low is considered a good way to acclimatize your body so that there will not be any altitude sickness problems during your trip.  Today we will visit a Himalayan Rescue Association (HRA) rudimentary hospital to check up with a mountain specialist and hike up a hill and back for a proper rest. Overnight at a tea house in Pheriche.

Walking 3-4hrs
Accommodation Lodge
Meals B L D
Altitude 5100m/16732ft.

Note: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

Our trek starts with a short easy hike toward Duglha. The trail is steep and trial consists of numerous huge rocks and yaks will be passing nearby in the high altitude till Lobuche. Now, we are in the mountain land, so we get tired on a normal walk. The trail continues to the Khumbu glacier moraine with impressive views of several peaks such as Khumbuste, Pumori, Nuptse, Everest, and so on. Lobuche is a small settlement containing only a few houses and lodges in the Khumbu region near Mt. Everest. Overnight stay at a tea house in Lobuche.

Walking 6-7hrs
Accommodation Lodge
Meals B L D
Altitude 4,930 m/16,170 ft.)

Note: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

Today is the most exciting day in our adventure trek towards the Everest Base Camp. After breakfast, our trek begins with a gentle walk from Lobuche towards Gorak Shep; one of the most adventurous places in the Everest region. Once we reach Gorakshep we will keep our belongings in the lodge and have lunch and start our hiking to Everest Base Camp.

The trail from Gorakshep to Everest Base Camp includes rocky dunes, moraine, and short ups and downs hills covered with snow all the way. We enjoy spectacular Mt. Everest, Pumori, Khumbuste, Nuptse, and Lhotse along with the natural splendor of Khumbu Glacier; one of the biggest glaciers in the world in front of our eyes. After finishing our activities around the Everest base camp we will return through the same trail to Gorakshep for a night’s stay. Overnight stay at a tea house in Gorakshep.

Walking 6-7hrs
Accommodation Lodge
Meals B L D
Altitude 5,364 m/17,598 ft.)

Note: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

Early morning climb from Gorak Shep to the top of Kalapatthar (5,545 m) which is one of the best viewpoints in the Everest region. From Kalapatthar we can enjoy the incredible 360-degree panoramic views of snow-capped mountains with vibrant sunrise. We can enjoy the incredible view of Mt. Everest, Lhoste, Nuptse, Khumbuste, Pumori, Khumbu Glacier, Ama Dablam, Everest Base Camp, and so on. Then we trek down to Gorak Shep and had breakfast.

Then we descend leaving Lobuche and trek towards Dingboche continuing with a beautiful landscape, walled path, and river valley. Then we continue our trek towards the beautiful valley of Chhukung- the gateway to Island Peak Climbing from Everest base camp. Chhukung is a small settlement of Sherpa’s located exactly at the lap of beautiful peaks Ama Dablam and Imja-Tse. Overnight stay at a tea house in Chhukung.

Optional: Trek from Lobuche via Kongma-La pass (5,535 m/ 18,150 ft.) to Chhukung (4,743 m/15,560 ft.)

If you want something challenging and risky you may follow the route with kongma-La pass. If you do want to follow the Lubuche-Dingboche-Chhukung route, you can undertake another route with a great adventurous pass Kongma-La pass towards Chhukung. Life Himalaya especially run trek through Lubuche-Dingboche because another route with Kongma la pass is quite difficult after the devastating Earthquake in 2015. So, to take care of your health we suggest following another route.

Walking 6-7hrs
Accommodation Lodge
Meals B L D
Altitude 4,743 m/15,560 ft.

Note: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

Today is the most important day and also a prime attraction of your trip. You will be granted a fantastic sense of achievement along with a spectacular lifetime experience in the Himalayas of Nepal. Today you will meet with the climbing staff members and climbing guide. Our guide will brief you regarding the climbing. You may also discuss your queries and take climbing instructions from our climbing guide.

We will also check all the necessary climbing gear and equipment and start our trek towards the Island Peak Base Camp following a fairly pleasant trial. The trial leads by our climbing guide along with the team towards the south, leading the main valley in the east. Then the trial becomes glacial as it crosses Imja and Lhoste glacier moraine towards the Base Camp where we set our camp for the day with a magnificent view of the south face of the Island peak. Overnight stay at tented camp in Island Peak Base Camp.

Walking
Accommodation tented camp
Meals B L D
Altitude 5,087 m/16,690 ft.

Note: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

Today is the most important day of the trip on our actual destination- Island peak (6,189 m/ 20,305 ft.). The Island Peak Climbing summit day starts very early in the morning with an amazing scramble along with short rock steps, glaciers, snow head walls, rocky ridge, and icy 40-degree slopes. With hard work, you will stand on the summit of the wonderful Island peak blessings you with glorious views of Ama Dablam, the South face of Lhoste, Lhoste middle peak, Lhoste Shar, Everest, Makalu, Baruntse, and mighty peaks almost with the unforgettable sense of achievements in the Himalayas of Nepal.

We enjoy our final destination taking a lifetime of memorable snapshots and descending towards High Camp. Then we collect all the remaining gear and trek all the way towards the beautiful village of Chhukung. Overnight stay at a tea house in Chhukung.

Walking 8-9 Hrs
Accommodation Lodge
Meals B L D
Altitude 4,743 m/15,560 ft.)

Note: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

After having breakfast, the trial heads towards Dingboche and then Pangboche through lush green Rhododendron and pine forests. The trail goes steep down a beautiful landscape with impressive views of snow-capped mountains like Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, and Kwangde peak with numerous magnificent villages of Khumbu region. At Tengboche, you will visit again the renowned biggest Buddhist Tengboche monasteries and explore the lifestyle, customs, and traditions of the Sherpa people. Overnight stay at a tea house in Tengboche.

Walking 5-6hrs
Accommodation Lodge
Meals B L D
Altitude 3,870 m/12,696 ft.)

Note: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

Today we trek from Tengboche towards the Namche Bazaar. After lunch at Namche, we continue through the hillside following the rhododendron and pine forests looking out at the flora and fauna as well as wildlife of the Himalayan region. After crossing the suspension bridge over the Dudh Koshi River, our trail follows towards Jorsale and descends to Monjo. Overnight stay at a tea house in Monjo.

Walking 5-6hrs
Accommodation Lodge
Meals B L D
Altitude 2,835 m/9,301 ft.)

Note: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

Today is our last day our trekking where we make the final climb up to the airstrip at Lukla after a short walk passing through typical Sherpa villages. We move down steeply to the large suspension bridge over the Dudh Kosi River. We walk passing through pine and rhododendron forests, with varieties of environments and landscapes used earlier to descend Pkahding. We return back to Lukla- the doorway of the Everest region where we stay overnight and enjoy the last night in the Himalayas with the guide, crew members, Sherpa, and porters. Overnight stay at a tea house in Lukla.

Walking 4-5hrs
Accommodation Lodge
Meals B L D
Altitude 2,810 m/ 9,219 ft.)

Note: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

Today last day in the land of Everest region and also the last day with your Sherpa porters. Then we take the earliest possible flight back to Kathmandu with the long-lasting memories of our successful trip completion. We enjoy short and scenic 35 minutes breathtaking flight to Kathmandu. Upon your arrival at the domestic Airport in Kathmandu, our representative or guide will take you to your respective hotels where you can relax and take rest. Overnight at star rated hotel in Kathmandu.

Flight 35min
Accommodation 3*Hotel
Meals B D
Altitude 1,360 m/4,461 ft.

Note: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

Today is the free day at Kathmandu. You can utilize your time exploring other areas of Kathmandu cities such as Narayanhiti museum, Durbarmarg, Thamel, Busy market Ason, and so on. If you want to buy a souvenir shopping for your friends and family members this day will be effective for you. Our guides can help you with souvenir shopping, and sightseeing as well as takes you to Himalayan herbal message house. In the evening, there will be a farewell dinner organized by Life Himalaya Trekking after the successful summit of Island peak climbing with the Everest base camp trek along with the crew members and guides. Overnight stay at star rated hotel in Kathmandu.

Accommodation 3*Hotel
Meals B

Note: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

Today is your final day in Nepal. Our representative will transfer you to the Tribhuvan International Airport as per your flight schedule with warm hospitality and care.

Car 15min
Meals B

Note: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

Includes/Excludes

What's Included

  • Airport picks up and drops international and domestic.
  • Complete departure information, about the trek, flight ticket, Trek guide, Climbing guide, altitude sickness, and reconfirmation and extend visa service if necessary. About extra tour service before & after the trek.
  • 3-star Hotel in Kathmandu
  • Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla to Kathmandu only 15 kg luggage aloud.  (10kg big bag & 5kg handbag)
  • Trek flight from Kathmandu to Lukla & Kathmandu for members and involved staff.
  • Private transportation picks up and drops.
  • Best Lodge/teahouse accommodation & full board meals throughout the trek.
  • All Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner included are chosen from the lodge menu.
  • Twin-share accommodation during the trek.
  • As per group size experience, government licensed holder trek guide, Climbing guide helpful and friendly strong, porters (1 porter for 2 people) and their food, accommodation, salary, equipment, and accidental insurance for all staff. ( 5 trekkers 1 assistant guide )
  • A warm Down jacket and four seasonal sleeping bags will be provided during the EBC trekking Island climbing ( down jacket and sleeping bag are to be returned after the trip )
  • TIMS Fee- Trekkers’ Information Management System (Please bring 2 passport-size photos for permits)
  • Sagarmatha national park (Mt. Everest) trek  Island Peak Climbing permit fee.
  • Life Himalaya trekking bag/duffel bag, t-shirt, and Everest base camp  Island Peak Climbing trail map.
  • Climbing Equipment for the Island peak. (Climbing Rope, Ice Screw, Snow Bar, Ice Hammer, Camping Tents, and Kitchen equipment)
  • First Aid kits for the staff and the groups.
  • Services coordination for emergency and rescue operations
  • Government taxes & office service charge
  • Farewell dinner at a reputed restaurant

What's Excluded

  • Meals not quantified in the Meal Inclusions’ in the itinerary’
  • Travel Insurance
  • Nepal entry visa charge
  • All beverages and other personal expenses.
  • Snacks and other personal expenses
  • Hot shower during the trip.
  • Personal trekking equipment
  • Tips and gratuities for trekking staff and drivers.
  • International airfare

Island Peak Climbing with Everest Base Camp Trek - Essential Information

Island Peak climbing with Everest Base Camp Trek journey begins with a sightseeing of world heritage sites at Kathmandu valley. We take a short and scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla.

We start our Island Peak climbing with Everest Base Camp Trek from Lukla into the Khumbu region following the beautiful Sherpa village of Phakding, Monjo, and Jorsalle, and Dudh Koshi River to reach the famous Namche Bazaar- the gateway town to the Everest region. After proper rest with acclimatization, we head towards a higher elevation following the beautiful rhododendron forest to the famous Tengboche village.

The trails lead you to Pangboche and Pheriche. After acclimatization day at Pheriche, we follow the route through Lobuche, Gorak Shep towards Everest Base Camp. Next, a worthwhile trek leads to the crest of Kalapathar to explore 360-degree panoramic views of Himalayan vistas.

After enjoying magnificent views of Mt. Everest from kala patthar and surrounding peaks we continue descending to Lobuche, Dingboche, and Chhukung valley.

The Island Peak Climbing voyage started with a few hours’ walk from Chhukung to the Island peak base camp. Next, we climb up to High Camp and customize a special climbing session to climb Island peak.

Then you receive training, and climbing skills from our highly experienced climbing guides to submit to Island peak safely and successfully. Island Peak climbing summit day starts early morning with an amazing climb along with a glacier, snow walls, and rocky ridge.

With a lifetime climbing adventure, you will stand on the summit of the wonderful Island peak blessings you with glorious views of Ama Dablam, Lhoste, Everest, Makalu, Baruntse, and mighty peaks almost with the unforgettable sense of achievements in the Himalayas of Nepal.

The return trek continues with more striking mountain views, and flourishing forested valleys of Tengboche, Namche, and Phakding. Lastly, we end our trek at Lukla and take a scenic flight to return to Kathmandu.

Life Himalaya Trekking Pvt. Ltd runs trekking and climbing packages in the Himalayas of Nepal. We offer you the best quality service with proper accommodations, food, and beverages to your satisfaction.

We provide the best safety and security under the supervision of highly professional trekking and climbing guides along with Sherpa. Also, we will be flexible on our Island peak trek cost and Island peak climbing itinerary as per your interest.

This trip allows you a wilderness experience full of excitement and thrills in the Himalayas of the Everest region. If you wish only to climb the Island peak we have tailor-made our Island peak climbing package, which might be suitable for you.

Required Equipments for the Trip

Different types of equipments are required to fully enjoy your trip in Nepal. The required equipment may depend on the trip type, weather conditions, season and the maximum altitude of the trip.

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Island Peak Climbing with Everest Base Camp Trek - FAQs

Is Island Peak hard to climb?

Island Peak is not regarded as extremely hard to climb. For a beginner climber looking to explore the fascinating world of mountain climbing, its level of difficulty is medium. Anyone who is physically fit and has some basic climbing skills can complete it. It is a well-liked starting climbing sport and acts as a warm-up for higher summits like Everest.

How much does it cost to climb Island Peak?

The Island Peak Climbing cost is the US $2640 per person. There is a discount for groups. This price covers flights from Kathmandu to Lukla, 3-star hotels in Kathmandu, basic teahouse accommodations during the trek, private transportation for pick-ups and drops, TIMS Card and permit fees, and government taxes and office service fees. However, this cost does not include travel insurance, Nepal entrance visa fee, personal trekking expenditures, and international airfare.

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